Dahlias forum: Comprehensive Dahlia List with Suppliers

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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 18, 2015 11:39 AM CST
All, found this huge dahlia listing with suppliers, put together by a member of the ISO-Dahlias group on Facebook. She's very excited about it and said it would be updated when suppliers put out their 2016 price listings. I've been looking for a few with my sister's name, Wanda, and could only find Canadian sellers with big ag cert charges. She lists a few that I'll be checking out! Happy browsing!

http://dahliaaddict.com/index.php
Liz
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Nov 18, 2015 1:09 PM CST
Thanks for posting this here. I heard about it, but hadn't checked it out. The ADS keeps a "Big List", but apparently have been very bad about updating it over the past few years, and I don't think they list price comparisons.
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Nov 18, 2015 1:15 PM CST
I sure would love to see a list that divided them by types - waterlily, cactus, anemone, formal decorative - etc. and then by color. If I decide I want a yellow waterlily it would be great to see what choices there are out there.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 18, 2015 1:50 PM CST
That would be cool, Geof! Not many sites have a way to filter for specific interests. What I think would be really cool is if you could do a search for several dahlias in the same list and get results of any sellers with more than one of them. I'm looking for dahlias with either Wanda or Charlotte in the name (both of my sisters) but no one seems to sell more than one variety. Think I'll wait on most, did get Wanda's Aurora from BJs Dahlias today after my first look at the list; one for me and one for her! Also have to keep a look out at Jan's Country Garden, seems to have better prices than most based on a quick look at several on my "wanted" list. Has anyone here purchased from them?
Liz
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Nov 18, 2015 2:29 PM CST
I haven't purchased from Jan's, but I know people who have with good results. Dan's also has good prices.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Nov 18, 2015 6:52 PM CST
Too bad I can't get to the underlying database. It would be super simple to set up queries by anything you would want. I don that with my database at home. I simply set up a field for all dahlias (well in this case peonies) that I am interested in - fields not dahlias. Color, form, bloom time, breeder, etc. Then run the query. You can set them up so anyone could use them. But this database you sent the URL for is wonderful. Thanks so much.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 19, 2015 9:26 AM CST
That's amazing, Mary Stella! You're a talented lady. Your botanical garden is lucky to have your services, a talented gardener and computer tech in one!
Liz
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Nov 19, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Thanks Liz. Who could ask for more --- me that is having both hobbies that relate now.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 19, 2015 10:22 PM CST
It's funny how much tech plays in to gardening now. I order the majority of my roots via websites, we learn new things and converse with like-minded people in the forums and we'd be lost without our plant databases and search tools. I wonder what my Grandma Daisy--my biggest gardening influence growing up, would think about the internet? Poor PawPaw would never get a break from running back and forth to the post office to mail out her end of trades!
Liz

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